HTML tags within JSON (in Python)

Question!

I understand its not a desirable circumstance, however if I NEEDED to have some kind of HTML within JSON tags, e.g.:

{
    "node":
    {
        "list":"<ul><li class="lists">Hello World</li><ul>"
    }
}

is this possible to do in Python without requiring to to be escaped beforehand?

It will be a string initially so I was thinking about writing a regular expression to attempt to match and escape these prior to processing, but I just want to make sure there isn't an easier way.



Answers

Well, depending on how varied your HTML is, you can use single quotes in HTML fine, so you could do:

{
    "node":
    {
        "list": "<ul><li class='lists'>Hello World</li><ul>"
    }
}

However, with simplejson, which is built into Python 2.6 as the json module, it does any escaping you need automatically:

>>> import simplejson
>>> simplejson.dumps({'node': {'list': '<ul><li class="lists">Hello World</li><ul>'}})
'{"node": {"list": "<ul><li class=\\"lists\\">Hello World</li><ul>"}}'
By : Ben Hoyt


You can have arbitrary strings there, including ones which happen to contain HTML tags (the only issue with your example is the inner " which would confuse any parser).



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